I really need to stop saying we’re househunting, and say we’re flathunting instead – if you’re my age and not actively planning your OE, it seems everybody thinks you must be on the path to that other classic Kiwi dream: home ownership. I had to clarify this twice on Friday night – a night of good conversation, mental stimulation and a jolt to the system, really. By that, I mean I got a fresh kick up the butt and renewed inspiration for making my big goals happen. More on that in a future post.
The other highlight of my week was this lexicon in Nancy Ancowitz’s Self Promotion for Introverts (a short review will be coming up soon). SO. MUCH. TRUTH. Witness:
|Term||Extrovert’s definition||Introvert’s definition|
|Alone||Lonely||Peace and quiet|
|Book||Doorstop||Source of comfort|
|Bored||Not frantically busy||Stuck making small talk|
|Free time||Time for group activities||Time to read until in danger of going blind|
|Home||A place to invite everyone you know||A place to hide from everyone you know|
Can I get an Amen?
Anyway. To the links – a personal finance bonanza this week!
Krystal wonders when the time is right to take the leap into self employment.
Love this: You’re not debt free if you have debt (so simple, so obvious…at least you’d think so). Ninja demolishes the notion of good debt (car loan, mortgage) vs bad debt. Debt is debt, although personally I see it as a continuum, with student loans and mortgages towards the “better” end of the scale and consumer/car debt at the other.
Erika at Newlyweds on a Budget has spending envy.
TeacHer Finance on the evergreen topic of getting parental support in your 20s.
Paula of Afford Anything talks the “scuzz factor” and using it to hack financial and health habits.